Wednesday, July 18, 2007

3 More Days Till The Deathly Hallows

3 days till the release of the seventh and final of the Harry Potter book series – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It will be available worldwide on Saturday, 21st July.

The stores in Malaysia will open their doors at 7.01am that Saturday for book collection (for those who pre booked like me) and for purchases.

The whole world is waiting and is in a frenzy.

Households are putting manners of news channels on hold such as TV, radio, the net, telephones …… so that they can read the book themselves without anyone spoiling it for them.

I can’t wait! I’m going to pick up my copy early and read at top speed but will probably slow down towards the end as this is the final book. I can’t image a world where there is no more Harry Potter to look forward to in the coming years. Sounds a little fanatical, but I’m not alone.

JK Rowling cried when she wrote this book. Is it because she killed off a character? Or because this is the last book?

She did said that she’ll be killing off a character in this book. And seeing how she so mercilessly killed Sirius and Dumbledore in the last 2 books, it could very well be Harry that’s next. This is especially since the prophecy in Order of the Phoenix says that ‘One will not live while the other survives’, referring to Harry and Voldermort. Meaning either of them is going to perish. Will it be Harry?! I hope not. There are petitions going round for Joanne not to kill Harry. But has it helped?

While a prophecy is supposed to hold true, hopefully (crossing fingers), it won’t come to pass. After all, Voldermost entered Harry’s house when he was a baby to kill the entire family. Harry was still an infant then. His parents met their death in Voldermort hands but Harry managed to survive.

So maybe not all prophecies will come true. Harry’s mother’s love protected him and Voldermost’s attack merely left him with a scar on his forehead. Will Harry be able to survive again?

There’s so much speculation out that. But my take is that Harry will defeat Voldermost and survive and will graduate and become an excellent Auror.

3 more days to go! No one disturb me on Saturday please!

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